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Membership is coordinated through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Membership classifications are defined by the ASFMRA. Information on topics such as classification, dues, accreditations, etc., may be obtained here.

Membership Applications are available online or downloadable as a PDF file.

You can also download a form to apply as a “Friend” of the ISPFMRA.


As an ASFMRA/ISPFMRA member, you join the nation’s most trusted rural property professionals.


You also receive a wide range of benefits that can help you get started in your career, improve your skillsets, and connect you with respected industry colleagues across the nation.

Unmatched Education

ASFMRA/ISPFMRA courses are written and taught by practicing professionals. Our industry is like no other, so our educational offerings are targeted to the unique challenges and environment of rural property. Courses can help you meet continuing education requirements, qualify for licensure or achieve one of the exclusive ASFMRA professional designations.

Exclusive Designations

Only ASFMRA offers the pathway toward professional designation such as an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA) or Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC). These designations mark you as true leaders in your profession—and assure others that you’re committed to being the best you can be.

Outstanding Networking

You’ll grow a nationwide network of “friends in the business” who will become great resources, collaborators, and colleagues.


Your online connection to the collaborative community of ASFMRA/ISPFMRA professional colleagues. Share information, ask questions and build a network with others in your industry.

"Find an Expert" Link

Potential clients and customers can find you listed on the public area of when they are looking for a farm manager, rural appraiser or agricultural consultant.


Industry & Legislative News

Stay current on issues, policy and regulatory actions affecting our industry with members-only ASFMRA digital newsletters such as AgNews and the Young Professionals Network eNewsletter. Regardless of your career level and interests, we have a newsletter to keep you informed and up-to-date.

ASFMRA Directory Listing

This highly regarded publication is a go-to resource for agribusiness professionals across the nation—and your name, business and credentials will be included.

Use of Designation Emblems and ISPFMRA Logo

Place the ISPFMRA logo on your letterhead and business card to clearly demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and high ethical standards. Add your designation emblem once you have earned this unique distinction to further separate yourself from the crowd.

AgWare Discount

You qualify for a discount on standard or small business license for new Agware users!

Professional Education Discounts

Enjoy member-only pricing on ASFMRA/ISPFMRA education, meetings and conferences. If you attend two classes per year, your discount has just paid for your membership!

Mapping Services

You receive special pricing on MapRight Mapping Software and Surety Pro from AgriData, Inc. Additionally, members receive a 20% discount on software purchases from LandValue Solutions.

LandOwner Newsletter

A free subscription to this newsletter gives you up-to-date information on land values and the factors that impact them. You get this $2,400 annual value at no charge!

Receive access to list your properties at a discount on, the premier site to provide exposure for your property listing on over 350 websites.

The Agriculture Letter

This newsletter is highlighted in your monthly AgNews and is available as a PDF on the members-only portion of

You get this $2,130 annual value at no charge.


As a member of ASFMRA/ISPFMRA, you join a select group of professionals who share your passion for agriculture and the rural landscape—and for helping others understand and capture the value of the land and rural assets—and all they can produce.

ASFMRA/ISPFMRA members manage millions of acres of farm and ranch land for absentee owners, banks, and trusts, and complete hundred of thousands of appraisals on millions of acres of land each year!

ASFMRA/ISPFMRA is the only professional society focused on the development and advancement of professionals who appraise, manage and consult on agricultural property and rural assets. ASFMRA/ISPFMRA maintains high ethical and educational standards for its members and, as a result, our members are the most trusted agricultural land and rural property professionals in the marketplace.

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